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The 2010 “Life & Love @ Schools Conference is to be held at Bishop Bavin School,(Morgan Ellis Center) Healy Rd, Bedfordview and will focus specifically on Sex exposure and Sex Addiction.
All adults (parents, teachers, youth leaders, medical doctors and nurses – to name but a few) are invited to attend this ground breaking conference to: understand the complex issues that confuse teenagers about their human sexuality; to learn how to address these issues; and to give teenagers the skills they need to deal with these issues. This conference is the second of its kind and is a follow-up of the Life&Love@Schools conference held in 2009 at the same venue.
The rationale for the annual Heritage Day conference is to explore various current and problematic issues affecting learners (teenagers) and their sexuality at school - trying to determine how and why these problems have occurred in the first place, discussing research on selected issues and the way forward in implementing best practice in the field of adolescent human sexuality education.
Two of the research questions that have been asked of the Youth - and the results thereof – will also be discussed at the conference: Q:” When it comes to YOUR decisions about sex, who is the most influential?” Q: “What are the factors that most affect a Teen's decision to becoming sexually active?”
After decades of debating and deliberating whether we should be teaching teenagers ‘abstinence-only’ or ‘safe-sex’, it’s time that teenagers are given comprehensive education about how to manage their sexual behaviour. (Note: In a recent scientific study, ‘abstinence-only’ was shown to be the more effective.)
The conference will be opened with an address from the Minister of Basic Education, Mrs Angie Motshekga with other guest speakers including Pam Stenzil - a world renowned youth speaker from the US specialising in Pregnancy and STI issues
On the same day, a simultaneous “Youth Jamboree” hosting 3000-5000 adolescent Youth members is planned to be held at a different venue. More details to follow soon
Both events will be simultaneously U-streamed throughout South Africa, Africa and to the world at large – thereby making use of modern technology to get this important message across to our youth. All that is required to view the show is a fast internet connection. The Ustream URL from which the conference will be broadcast is http://www.ustream.tv/channel/catholic-studio
Viewers who are logged in will be able to interact by sending in questions or feedback through the chat window.
- FRIDAY - 24 September 2010 - Heritage Day - 8:30-16:00 Bishop Bavin School, Healy Road - Bedfordview
• Registration form for the Conference is attached. • If you have more that one person from your organisation, please fill in the details on the multiple form • COST is R250 per person – Early Bird price before 13 August • There after cost is R300 per person • Groups registering together from the same family / organisation may register at R150 per person for the second and subsequent registrations
PAYMENT must be made before the time and proof of payment faxed or emailed to the Conference Secretary Sr Bev Frieslich at 086 504 4221 or email@example.com •
- Youth Jamboree venue details to follow
For further information please contact one of the names below
Dr Heinz Wirz – 082 821 6914 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Sr Burgie Ireland – 083 659 7515 - Email: email@example.com Sr Bev Frieslich – 011 454 0407 - 082 825 6053 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diarise these additional dates…..
- SATURDAY - 25 September 2010 - 8: 30-16:00
Theology of the Body conference
VENUE: St Benedict’s College, Bedfordview TIMES: 8:30-16:00
COST: To be confirmed Further details to follow as they become available
- SUNDAY - 26 September 2010 - 8:30-16:00
Natural Family Planning conference.
VENUE: St Benedict’s College, Bedfordview
Further details to follow as they become available